Friday, July 1, 2011

NYDEC Revised Report Limits Drilling, Fracking

On July 1, 2011, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation released its revised recommendations on fracking and drilling within the state. Several notable revisions include: a prohibition on fracking in the New York City and Syracuse watersheds, a ban on drilling within 500 feet of primary aquifers, a prohibition on the surface drilling of state-owned land, a requirement that producers disclose to the DEC all products and additives used in fracking, and rigorous controls for the fracking of private lands.

Click here to read the entire report

Written by Andy Schwabenbauer, Research Fellow
July 1, 2011

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